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believe that mitt romney won the first debate. that's compared to 25% who think president obama won. this poll from cnn only asked 430 registered voters. kron4 asked people over facebook. 59 those responding said president obama won, 29% said mitt romney won. 6% believed it was a tie. 5% did not care. team comprehend of the debate continues. parties were held all over the bay area tonight, first to supporters of president obama. >> reporter: nearly 600 people packed temple nightclub wednesday to watch president obama face off wednesday mitt romney. the debate was played on four jumbo screens. the club was at capacity, so some had to wait outside until the crowd inside thinned out. everyone who attended support the commander in chief. some say they wanted more detailed answers from the president, and the former massachusetts governor. >> i think mitt came out stronger in the beginning than we expected. things started to even out. i'm did a very good job of bringing up specific differences. >> i think romney basically touted figures and numbers that he promised but with no backup. >>
>> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first
supporters to watch the great debate. >> i think obama has kept his cool. i think he has answered everything in reasonable, honest , nonmudslinging ways. >> i think obama is doing a good job. he has had a few zingers on romney. romney is cardboard and very flat. >> others critique the moderator for limiting the banter. >> they both looked uncomftable. it looked like he was not allowing either to debate. >> but there was a different take on the debate across the bay in walnut creek where the gop supporters convened. >> romney came out much stronger than obama figured he would. >> as the debate progressed, the mixed personality and his innate ability to have people trust in him came forward. >> mitt romney had the facts. obama was without the facts. >> quite frankly obama looked like he was flownderring. floppedderring. he -- flownderring. he didn't know what to say. >> that was one of the best debate performances in a generation. >> of course there is no way to really score tonight. it is all a matter of personal politics. reporting live in san francisco, leslie brinkley, abc7 news. >> thanks
the countdown, the big debate why president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to lower expectations. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, we are ready, it is october 3rd. >> are you anything the eat? >> not too much. they went from that foggy september and where is that summer and everybody starts complaint -- complaining. west wind is trying to ramp up but it's there and 90s inland. >>> 880 and oakland looks good and you are probably aware there is a big a's baseball game and that means at 4:00 sore so, -- or so, maybe before that the commute will be tough. also on the san mateo bridge, it looks good getting out to the high-rise, let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still watching for hot spots. claudine wong has moved to the back of the home where the fire did most of the damage, claudine wong? >> reporter: you can see the charred remains of what is left of this house and firefighters are still keeping an eye on things incase it flares up. that bui
. >>> 4:53. was it the air? how al gore's explaining about president obama's debate performance. coming up. >> plus a warning before you enjoy that second cup of joe, frank, listen up, how it could harm your vision. >> i'm only on one. >>> and they are called man's best friend for a reason. why this pooch -- or what this pooch did when his owner was hospitalized. coming your way. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> big week here in the bay area. check out fleet week. partly cloudy skies, cool, hoping for a little sunshine, too. we'll have more on that coming up. >>> and so far, so good, a nice friday morning on the roads. our bay area bridges checking in problem-free. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >>> thank you. well, researchers are recommending you limit how much caffeinated coffee you drink. their study found that people who drink at least three cups of coffee with caffeine a day had an increased risk of developing glaucoma. that could lead to blindness. the study involved more than 100,000 men and women. >>> now to a story of loyalty, courage and perseverance that can only come from a
their candidates high marks. >> i am thrilled with mitt romney, he is driving the debate, slamming issues and obama is responding to them as opposed to carrying the debate. >> i give the edge to obama. i think he is doing an effective job in explainingwhat he has done in the last four years. >> while last night's debate was important, there are still four more weeks of campaigning before elections. we have more on the presidential debate on our website ktvu channel 2 morning news including a fact check of some of the statements that were made last night. you can find it on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> dna has matched the discovery of a foot to a missing camper. now fishermen found a section of a foot three weeks later. tests matched mchenry and they say there is still a remote possibility he is still alive. >>> they are set to be awarded in an upcoming trial over the san bruno explosion. they say the company should not have to pay damages because they were not aware it posed a risk to public safety. any fines would be in addition to and they will pay victims of the 2010 explosion. the judge is
immigration law. >>> now to decision 2012. this morning, debate prep for president obama and mitt romney who are getting ready for the first faceoff on wednesday. trac tracie potts has a look. >> reporter: the president is preparing to face mitt romney in denver on wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but, what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. romney will be prepared and disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> president obama will be f formidable. i would not under estimate. >> reporter: john kerry playing romney in the weekend rehearsal. looking to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls the foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan is clearly and concisely explains how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >>
vermont governor about criticism of president obama's debate performance by fellow democrats. >> it is a lot of hand wringing first of all. the president did fine. mitt romney was very aggressive and they should have been prepared for that. he had had been very aggressive on one of the sunday talk shows weeks before that. the president preferred to remain presidential and did remain presidential. i think romney did himself some damage. he did well in the debate from a debating point of view. the truth is he has become totally untethered from everything he said before. and with this final apology for the 47% remark he does look like a guy who will say absolutely anything to get to be president of the united states. people don't vote for that. they really don't. >> you really think that the president scored better than governor romney in the debate? >> no. i thought it was a tie. he had to look presidential and he did do that. would i have liked him to be more aggressive? yes. do i think that the team didn't prepare him for the aggressive romney that i saw a f
into a place for 500 obama supporters to watch the great debate. >> i think obama has kept his cool. i think he has answered everything in reasonable, honest , nonmudslinging ways. >> i think obama is doing a good job. he has had a few zingers on romney. romney is cardboard and very flat. >> others critique the moderator for limiting the banter. >> they both looked uncomfortable. it looked like he was not allowing either to debate. >> but there was a different take on the debate across the bay in walnut creek where the gop supporters convened. >> romney came out much stronger than obama figured he would. >> as the debate progressed, the mixed personality and his innate ability to have people trust in him came forward. >> mitt romney had the facts. obama was without the facts. >> quite frankly obama looked like he was flownderring. floppedderring. he -- flownderring. he didn't know what to say. >> that was one of the best debate performances in a generation. >> of course there is no way to really score tonight. it is all a matter of personal politics. reporting live in san francisco, leslie brin
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% for president obama in a survey of californians. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's debate focused on the economy and other domestic issues. and, of course, that debate took place in denver in colorado. colorado is a swing state. different surveys show mitt romney is the winner of the first debate. there are two more presidential debates coming up. bigad shaban has highlights. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like mitt romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney'
the debate between two candidates. >> obama has not debated since the 2008 campaign. senator john kerly is helping the opponents prepare when the jam packed presidential schedule will allow. >> the president has a day job. the president is the president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing practicing practicing wherever he goes. >> as if the candidates aren't under enough pressure heading into wednesday night, the latest polls shows when you factor in the margin of error, this rac e is all tied up. >>> and you can watch tomorrow's presidential debate live over on ktvu channel 2. our coverage starts at 6:00 p.m.. >>> president obama today took a break to visit the hoover dam. the president got a personal tour and learned about the dam's during the great depression. learned about the dam at his state of the union address this year as something being built during hard times. >>> during the national spotlight, 13-year-old jessica announced just a few hours ago second place winner of the broad come master's science competition in washi
romney delivered a solid debate in his first debate with president barack obama. >> i use that term with all respect... >> coming up at 6:12, we will go live to denver and hear more on how they challenged each other on healthcare taxes and the deficit. >>> blue angels will be here this afternoon. news chopper 2 was here when they arrived in the bay area on tuesday. at 12:30 they are scheduled to hold a practice flight over the building and you fans can meet the pilots at pier 39 which starts at 7:15. you can get the rest of all of this. look at the hot topic section right there on the home page. >>> sal? >> i am just on the phone with bart. >> she said -- the nice lady, deborah, thank you very much. >> hold on, please, i am on television. >> i wanted to hear what she was saying. she said that the bart delays are spreading out and they should be gone in an hour or so. she was telling me that the bart delays are still 20 minutes and now tapes are moving at full speed and some are delayed as much as 20 - 30 minutes. i just got the rundown, and all level savage is on this story. we got
romney outshines president obama in their first debate. >>> raising the stakes in the ongoing civil war in syria. >>> baseball has its first triple crown winner since 1967. >>> and who would want to tear down a house by one of america's greatest architects? >>> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >>> millions of americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. >> mitt romney goes on the offensive at the first presidential debate. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> you're entitled as the president, you own an airplane and you own a house but not to your own facts. >> romney was able to out obama obama. >> we don't know whether debates matter but we do know debates over whether debates matter matter. >>> syrian targets in retaliation from shelling from syria that struck a border village, killing five civilians. >> very, very dangerous situation. >>> a rare and deadly meningitis outbreak from steroid injection s is spreading. so far four people have died. >>> miguel cabrera has won the triple crown s
romney are preparing for wednesday's presidential debate. president barack obama talked about it at a rally in las vegas. >> i want to have a serious discussing about what we need to do to keep the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. was that people will be listening for and that's teeth bait you deserve. >> president barack obama will remain in nevada to prepare. chris chris trust -- chris christy said the president will do extraordinarily well. >> this whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> one week from today, president barack obama will return to the bay area to raise some cash. the dinner will be followed by a concert and concert tickets start at $100 and go to $7,500 which give you premium seats and a photo opportunity. musical guests have not yet been announced. how is traffic so far, sal? >> it looks good, as a matter of fact we are doing well, no major problems and let's go out and take a look at that interstate 880, traffic looks nice with no major problems. also the commute looks good, it is a nice looking drive
obama spoke to either jim lehrer or the audience. this was, in general, a good debate. there were some annoyed appearances ffom the president, some inpatient attempts to interrupt the flow of things by mitt romney, but fairly ssall. lots of policy. for reporters and voters who thought a lot of times this campaign has ordered a little bit too on -- to much on the cynical, there was it kind of policy tonight. you heard president obama at one. take the president -- take mitt romney to task. that did not happen until the last half-hour of the debate. for the better part of the first hour, it was mitt romney who was pn offense, challenging the president's record, addressing him directly, accusing the president of misrepresenting mitt romney. toward the end, we heard mitt romney say, you are entitled to your own house and plain, but not your own facts. there was a fair amount of %+arring back and forth. generally speaking, there demeanor's seemed like, in mitt romney's case, he is prepared to be president, and president obama is struggling with some of the strains of being president with som
than a year now. now it's time to debate face-to-face. a live report from denver as president obama and governor romney prepare to square off. >>> and a rough day for hewlett-packard. what ceo meg whitman said that scared investors. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. this time yesterday we had 107 in gilroy. today temperatures starting to drop. a lot more comfortable outside, with anywhere from 78 in san jose to 86 in livermore. we're going to talk more about this temperature trend and some big-time changes for your weekend. even our next chance of showers in just a few minutes. >>> 50 minutes and counting. the first debate of the 2012 race for the white house starts at the top of the hour. tonight's theme domestic policy. the 90-minute debate will be divided into six timed segments of approximately 15 minutes each. president obama will get the first question, and mitt romney will get the last word. for the very latest, let's check in with nbc's steve handelsman live at the university of denver. good evening, steve. >> reporter: janelle, tha
problems, as well. >>> the first debate between mitt romney and barack obama is one day away. both candidates are behind closed doors getting ready. the outcome of the debates could help decide the election. but both campaigns are downplaying expectation. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from the white house. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battleground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and to
of the obama administration. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor
for their first debate. a new washington post poll finds president obama has a two- point nationwide lead over romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ron
edition of the news. >>> while president obama and governor romney are debating -- are going through debate preps, the running mates are out stomping for votes. vice president joe biden is campaigning today in north carolina. he's criticizing mitt romney for opposing policies that biden says would cut taxes for millionaires and race -- and raise them for for middle-class families. >> how they can justify this? raising taxes for the middle class that's been buried. how can they justify raising those taxes. >> ♪ >> the republican campaign has repeatedly said claims about romney's tax plan are falls. >> we have offered very specific progrowth solutions to get our economy in gear. we can have a dynamic progrowth economy that fosters independence and opportunity verses a stagnant economy that fosters dependency. >> paul ryan is stomping in iowa today before flying to virginia tonight. the wisconsin congressman is set to debate vice president joe biden next thursday in kentucky. >>> president obama has announced plans to visit kern county the monument of cesar chavez will be in keen wher
the political debate. president obama and mitt romney will begin their debate debating the issues. pbs is moderating. >> facing off this first presidential debate is just beginning. this live picture. waiting for the challenger mitt romney who will face off against barack obama. we have team coverage. kron 4 news at 6:00 p.m. begins now. (male announer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> we have team coverage. and we are going to begin with catherine heenan. she has been on the >> showing the motorcade but the talking today it was handled by the circuits. romney. handled by the circuits. >> you know what, myou have five boys you have good arguments kills just go with that. , bill clinton was on after -- goal with that. just go with that. >> nobody could have finished this damage in this amount of for years. however his plan is better in the short term and long term. >>catherine: this is particularly good for the challenger that has the proverbial level playing field that with the incumbent. in any of and they suggest that the candidate will lay out a clear p
a solid performance in the debate with president obama. >> i apologize mr. president, i use that term with all respect. >> coming up for you at 7:15, which of the candidates did the best according to debate watchers surveyed and also a closer look at some of the statements made about tax cuts. >>> in other news a memory is being planned in san francisco for am bas discoer chris stephens, killed in libya. his parents shared photos with us here at their home in oakland. stephens was killed september the 11th when protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in been been ben ben gazi. they are doing that there. >> they are doing that blue angels show there. and get more information about that and the rest of the festivities in san francisco, go to and look for the hot topic section and there is a lot going on. >> a lot going on. >> uh-huh. >> you always warn drivers to be careful. >> keep your eyes on the road. >> keep your eyes on the road. we keep our eyes on sal. >> traffic is doing well around the bay area. as a matter of fact, looking at at the bay bridge, which is normal, for thi
debater. i'm just okay. >> president obama is holding debate sessions following nevada. mitt romney is practicing for the next two days while in denver. >> so what we hope people get out of this de intat that --. >> both polls indicate president obama is pulling ahead in several battleground states but a poor debate performance or gaffe could be a huge stumble. many analysts say mitt romney may be better prepared after more than 20 debates during the primary. >> there are moments like that you don't know which way it's going to bounce. there are four debates in october, three of them presidential. wednesday evening's primary event is primarily focussed on domestic policy. there will only be about two weeks of campaign time remaining. in washington, craig, fox news. >>> governor brown signing a bill that would let him illegal immigration driver's license. the legislation signed yesterday qualify for the obama administration work program. it documented people that came to the u.s. before they were 16 years old. the report say the news law will make roads safer. it could be used for ot
for president. the stage is set for the first debate between president obama and mitt romney. we'll have a preview. >>> coming up first, traffic comes to a halt onese bay highway. the late night crash forcing the chp to shutdown lanes. >> reporter: couple of berkeley police officers being called heroes this morning. i'll tell you why, coming up, next. >>> here's a look at high temperatures today, after three days of record breaking heat it is going to subside today, clouds will increase so will the sea breeze along the coast, 60s and 70s, will fall into the 60s during the afternoon. 70s and 80s bay. 80s and 90s inland. getting warmer to the east, 70s and 80s eastern seaboard 60s seattle and portland. all airports around new york except for jfk, philadelphia and baltimore now with flight arrival delays. here at home everybody is on time. >>> wednesday morning commute live look at the bay bridge toll as you can see metering lights on, commute lanes and fastrak breezing by. update on a san jose incident that we will get >>> good morning, 6:30 october 3rd. the bay, the sun is about to rise,
in that province are americans. >>> mitt romney and president barack obama are preparing for the debate in denver. president barack obama talked about the upcoming debate in los angeles. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussing about what we need to keep the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. >> he will remain in nevada for the debate and chris christy will on draft. this whole race will be turned upside down some thursday morning. >>> one week from today, president barack obama comes back here to the bay area hosting campaign money. he will be hosting a dinner in san francisco. that dinner will be followed by a concert. the concert tickets start at $100 and go up to $7,500 for premium seats and also a chance to take a picture with the president. musical guests have not been announced. >>> and governor jerry brown has signed several bills into law and we will have more on why hundreds of prison inmates may soon go free. >>> how is the commute, sal? >>> you know, sal? >>> we have more traffic in lafayette and it is a little bit slow between wal
. obama owed them a better debate. >> he looked like he was tired, drained. >> i think he didn't have practice. >> you're more worried that obama might lose now? >> no, not really. >> obama strategists hint the boss learned a lesson. >> he'll review it, if he wants to make some changes in the next debate, he'll do so. >> romney strategists claim all the change about their guy was his audience. >> people, i think saw for the first time, a lot of people, not in a 30 second attack ad or in a 12 second snip et on the news, but got to hear him indirectly. >> romney's hoping the debate strengthens his poll numbers in battleground states. tomorrow there's a new factor, a jobs report expected to help president obama by showing fewer layoffs. in denver, colorado, i'm steve handlesman, nbc bay area news. now for a look at how social media reacted to last night's debate. let's go to business and tech editor scott budman. >> thank you very much. last night wasn't just about which candidate won, it was also about the dominance of what we often call the second screen. social networking pulled in a
debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7. abc news, your voice, your vote. live debate coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. this wednesday. the u.s. supreme court will begin their new term tomorrow and the justices may weigh in on proposition 8. just as clarence thomas and colleagues attended a red mass at the cathedral in washington d.c., the church hosts the annual mass to pray for the judges. the court will hear arguments on october 10th that could further limit or even end affirmative action for college admission. also an appeal to sustain prop 8 could be heard in november. california voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage four years ago. >>> a messy situation on stage proves justin bieber is one dedicated performer. the story ahead and plus a portion of san francisco is now oracle world. the company's big convention could cause some big headaches if you are trying to get around downtown. that story ahead. and the heat will peak [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. i
obama. according to a nationwide poll, 2/3 of the people who watched the first debate think that the republic con romney won the show down with the democratic presidential. vice presidential candidates set to square off next week in kentucky. >> let's turn our attention to weather and forecast with the forecast. >> good morning. that fog is certainly back but the good news is we aren't seeing issues with visibility. we are contending with the fog bank and will see cloudy conditions into the afternoon for some spots. satellite and radar however -- 60 degrees, maybe 61 in redwood city and heyward. other than that contending with upper 50s. mid 50s for daily system. futurecast shows where temperatures will go by lunchtime. check out 12:00 pm. all the green on your screen in north bay for places like heyward, we are only talking 60s, could see 70s for valley and places like san jose. into the afternoon highs, again keeping the green indicating 60s. however the majority of us will see 70. the orange indicates where we are sitting on the border of upper 70s, low 80s. if we see any
. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> we still have deficit. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe that governor romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match it would have been called. >> reporter: an instant cbs news poll chose romney the overwhelming winner. 46% of the people we surveyed said romney won the debate. but moderator and pbs anchor jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you, too. bu
expectations. new mitt romney is a debater but not just ok. president obama is a very gifted speaker. only chris christie did not get the memo. wednesday night is to restart of his campaign. his numbers will start to move right in the other direction. romney will have to come across as likable. o obamas team is trying to make sure that he is a long winded and preaching. italy's one politician stated that we should not hope for any drama. i cannot remember a time when any of these comments grab people's attention. the candidates are too well prepared. >>been the swale was president stated that if he was american he would vote for obama. >>the entire debate will be aired 247 on wednesday night at 6:00 p.m.. you can tune into comcast 193 or over our their digital program. >>stifling heat this afternoon. >>and antioch is still 91 degrees and 91 and napa of. it is 81 down and san jose. we are not expecting fog through the overnight antipater's will stay mild. when will still see sunday skies. and then will start upholds as we go throughout the work with. temperatures look 96 in the south bay an
. the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turnaround tonight. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator tjim hehrer asked, can you put more people to work. >> he would cut regulations and taxes on small businesses. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he has been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others 'expense. >> the average mittedle class family would pay about $2,000 more. >> everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> it's not possible to coming up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high-income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. it's arithmetic. >> reporter: on medicare and social security, one agreement -- >> neither the president nor i are proposing any changes for any current retirees or near retirees. >> reporter: in ten years,
president obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat as they head into their first face-to-face debate this evening. the survey is from united technologies and the national journal of congressional connection. it shows the two men at 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other recent polls have showed the president with a narrow edge. bigad shaban has more on the evening's contest in colorado. good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. certainly the economy is expected to be issue number one at the hall in the university of denver. the president is expected to arrive in colorado this afternoon while mitt romney has been in the state since monday. >>> reporter: the stage is built. the cameras are in place and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm get there is. >> reporter: mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito. president obama went sightseeing at hoover dam. tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic or republican job
at party headquarters in san jose for the upcoming presidential debate. we'll show you why president obama shorters are anxious but confident. >>> and we're here in walnut creek where the republicans are getting together. they believe romney can knock it out of the park. ñçbÑ >>> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5. >>> how about those amazing a's? man, they are the talk of the bay area tonight as the team many counted out are now the western division champs. at one point this summer, the a's were 13 games out of the first place. but tonight they are the champs after another stunning come- from-behind victory for the oakland a's. we continue now with our live team coverage. ktvu's john is outside the coliseum with the fans who are still going crazy. >> reporter: things are finally starting to settle a little bit. a lot of people are lined up. the traffic has been taking forever to get out of here. but if you pan to the right, you can still see a lot of people out in the parking lot here just enjoying the moments. certainly some folks down here on
registered voters. they asked who they thought won the debate and 54% said president obama was the winner with 29% of the vote going to mitt romney. 6% believe it was a tie. 5% didn't care. >>> hundreds of people attended watch parties in the bay area to listen to the presidential debate. 600 people packed a nightclub last night and watched the debate on four jumbo screens while everyone at the party supports president obama, some say they wanted more detailed answers from president obama. >> i think that mitt came out of it stronger in the beginning than we expected. i think things started to even out and they did a good job of bringing up specific d ifferences. >> i think that romney touted figures and numbers they p romised. >> i think i want him to know about the educational system and how we are going to make a difference improving over the next few years and both of them are generally vague. >>> the globe was at capacity. they say it was one of the largest debate-watching parties in the country. we'll have more on the watch party for the gop nominee coming up at 5:30. >>> and there
up their big night on wednesday the first presidential debate. president obama and gop candidate mitt romney are wrapping up some final campaigning in their doing last-minute debate preparation before they face off in denver from reporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way i think it could argue that mid has had a lot more recent experience. obviously also depends on was moderating. newt gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater he beat all of republicans said they think he's a terrific debater. >> is a game on both sides know you better, know your better. so the way it goes to lower the expectations going into the big debate which is the first debate on wednesday and as we look at the polling numbers off before the debate this is the latest from we it real clear politics and their number shows president obama with a four point lead over romney at this point. so get ready for the debate in you could watch it right here of the highlights on kron 4 and we're also will bring the entire debate on our, has w
presidential debate. with weeks of preparation. president obama and candid it, mitt romney in denver. sandra has more. >>reporter: while organizers are putting the final touches on the debate stage the candidates are putting your final touches on the skills. the first showdown between barack obama and mitt romney will focus on domestic issues. with a heavy emphasis on the economy. something that we've heard a lot about on the campaign trail. >> what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. and to keep social security for hard-working americans. >> do you want four more years with people struggling to find jobs? >> mitt romney told supporters that the debate is not about victory toward >> governor romney is perhaps the underdog but he is going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election is about. >> on the other side the debate could have more pressure. >> i think the debate will be interesting in their quarter to back up their statements. they will be held accountable for more than they had to be held accou
the first debate compared to 25% that felt obama was victorious. >> i am now not sure which direction i'm going to go. >> really? >> yes. >> because of a debate. >> because of a debate. >> the reality, kennedy's often win the first debate then they end up losing the election. >> reporter: for example, john kerry. an energized mitt romney took a victory lapse of sorts. while in wisconsin, president obama appeared to have the fighting attitude many felt he lacked. >> whoever was on stage last night was not does not appear to want to be responsible for what he's been selling the last year. >> reporter: some political analysts believe it was an intention by the president not to be so aggressive. and they feel joe biden will more likely be the attacker against paul ryan. >>> governor romney said his controversial remarks about the 48%, he said those comments were wrong. he was talking about his comments that 48% of americans were dependent on the government. he now says they were completely wrong. >> they were great great friends. >> new details about an argument between bay area friends th
's due back in court for a plea in the san mateo case on october 10th. >>> the first official debate of the 2012 election is one day away. workers in denver prepared the arena for its place in history. president obama and gop candidate mitt romney step on stage tomorrow night. it will be their first face-to-face meeting in nearly five years. both candidates have taken the debate seriously. romney aides brought two podiums into his hotel conference room for a mock debate. not only is he spending long hours in practice sessions. but he's memorizing a series of zingers to criticize the president. president obama has five mock debates under his belt. he's been practicing under senator john kerry. the president's goals are to keep his answers tight and be aggressive without overdoing it. a new poll in "the wall street journal" shows nearly 40% of registered voters say the upcoming debate are extremely or quite important to help them determine their vote. you can watch the debate tomorrow night at 6:00. >>> triple digits for the first week of fall. if you were outside or inside, you felt t
a group called technology for obama will hold a debate watch party at the temple nightclub. and you can, of course, watch the debate live right here on ktvu channel 2. our coverage starts at 6:0 p.m. we'll be streaming -- 67 -- 6:30 p.m. and we'll be streaming the coverage live. >>> 31 people were killed in a wave of bombings in aleppo. >>> the u.s. is plotting a strategy to take out the militants responsible r for the libyan -- responsible for the libyan attack. the u.s. is currently gathering intelligence and compiling information on suspects. options could include drone attacks, raids like the one that killed osama bin laden or joint missions with libyan forces. however, the obama administration is not expected to approve a strike before the november presidential election. >>> and a new report out today will highlight one of the nation's most wasteful counterterrorism programs ever. homeland security financed this. the record ads that the fusion centers were run by state and local officials with little oversight on spending. >>> people all over the nation are talking about this morni
presidency? we'll take a look in business news. >>> welcome back to now decision 2012. both president obama and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail talking to voters less than 24 hours after the first presidential debate of this campaign. nbc's danielle leigh is in washington with how political advisers say last night's debate could affect today's conversations. >> reporter: republican mitt romney may have secured exactly what he needed out of this first presidential debate, a fresh look for undecided voters. >> he laid out a very clear choice and a big choice. that's what this election is about. >> reporter: the candidates sparred on key issues this election, taxes, job growth and medicare. >> i'd rather have a private plan. i'd just as soon not have the government telling me what kind of health care i can have. >> every study has shown that medicare has lowered administrative costs than private insurance does which is why seniors are generally pretty happy with it. and private insurers have to make a profit. >> reporter: even advisers to president obama admit romney did well. >> i
. >> mitt romney and president obama will take the stage tonight in denver for the first presidential debate. >> people want to know who's going to win, score the punches. >> basically they are keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >>> an update now on a developing story in berkeley. firefighters are watching for hot spots after a duplex went up in flames early this morning. >> yeah, cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is live with what made this fire so difficult to fight. anne, take it away. >> reporter: in part because the homes are so close together here as you can see behind me and plenty of trees and brush, as well. plenty of dangerous things that could have made this fire spread very easily. five homes had to be evacuated. you can see from these pictures that we found online of the daily cal website how intense this fire became around midnight. five people were living in the house where the fire started. all got out safely including a woman in a whee
obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both sides are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to- head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want to have memorable lines, surprise your opponent and knock them off their feet, and you want to be remembered for something. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports that the romney camp has prepared him with a series of, quote, zingers he can use tomorrow night. romney will likely be walking a fine line while the president will h
strategy. see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, the u.s. supreme court convenes new session today. explosive issues like same-sex marriage, voting rights and abortion likely coming up. the first thing 7:00 this morning, pacific time, will release a list of appeals it will not consider. california's ban on same-sex marriage is not likely to be on that list f it is the 9th circuit ruling stands and same-sex would once again be legal in california. >>> 5:50. spare the air day today. >> any triple digits? >> head north, head east if you want real heat, head to the coast if you want heat, used to being in the 50s going to be in mid to upper 70s warm and toasty at the coast. good morning. looking down at san francisco all the way to the east bay hills, almost unlimited visibility this morning due to the lack of cloud cover and haze. with all the clouds no need to worry about drizzle not even at the coast no mist hanginging in the air, no rain, quo use rain none in the seven day. let
because they're too good? >> reporter: privately, the obama campaign is conceding that romney's extensive debate preparation paid off at a time when he needed a lift. many viewers saw a president not at the top of his game. >> he seemed nervous for some reason almost as though some questions threw him and mitt romney seem to throw them off as well. >> reporter: but not everyone is giving the win to romney. >> obama was more comfortable with his ideas. romney was working too hard trying to convince people because he was down in the polls. >> reporter: they debate two more times. next someone a town hall style event in new york. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> bay area teens using social media to stand up to bullies. >> but first, in today's healthwatch, the connection between steroids injections and a meningitis outbreak. >> this is an lapd vehicle. good afternoon, i'm roberta gonzales on a marine convoy from san francisco to alameda. it's all a part of fleet week with mobile weather. >> look good, roberta. i like it. all right. as far as your forecast goes, cooler weather
as president obama. the entire race of this presidency is gonna be changing. >> he's a good debater, mitt romney. >> let's go to jamie dupree via skype what. is being said -- skype. what is being said? >> reporter: well, usually, my guy is gonna be -- he's the champ and has been. mitt romney has had a lot more speniance in the last year or so -- experience in the last year or so. think about all of those debates for the gop nomination. romney always seemed to come ready to those debates with one or two-liner zingers. obvious you will, when there's only -- obviously when there's only two people here it will be only mitt romney and president obama. i would say one thing when it comes to expectations, we always talk up these debates and then they seem to be a borging -- boring muddle. i don't remember any good lines from considerry or mccain -- kerry or -- from kerry and mccain. >> this is divided up into six different sections, correct? >> yes. >> this first debate is all on domestic issue. the first three segments will all be on economic matters. then there will be one on health care, one
debates between mitt romney and president obama. tara mergener tells us both campaigns are now dialing down expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney get their first chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate at the university of denver will focus on domestic policy. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the match up. he tried to lower expectations at a rally on sunday. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger and tut with most points on the board. governor romney is a good day bator. i am just. >> reporter: the president is staying in nevada to prepare for the debate and romney is heading to colorado today. new jersey chris christie said romney is capable of a good debate. >> this whole race will turn upsetdown come thursday morning. >> i don't think one event will make or break there campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the
. the first debate between >> the first debate between barack obama special mitt romney is just four days away. while they are preparing for the showed own in denver on monday, their runningmates are in the battleground states. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney were out in the public eye today, as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. so the campaign trail duties fell to their runningmates. vice-president biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reins got turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in 8 years. >> reporter: with his path to the white house shrinking, florida's looking like a must-win for romney. but today, his runningmate, ckman paul ryan, focused on new hampshire, with four electoral votes. but ryan said that could be a difference in the race that will come to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. [cheering] >> reporter: the cam
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